farm-tours

Paddock to Plate Farm Tours

Mid Canterbury is one of the earliest developed pastoral and grain farming areas in New ­­Zealand.

Get a taste of one of the most iconic properties in the Mid Canterbury district with this unique opportunity –

Longbeach Estate

This historic farm was developed by John Grigg who came out from Cornwall England, to the Canterbury plains in1864. He drained a swamp, formed the Hinds river and within 20 years had a vibrant farming Estate of 14,500 hectares. The Estate became a self-supporting community with its own post office, school, general store, flourmill, church, smithy, bakery and cookhouse. 150 years later the fifth & sixth generation descendants of John Grigg, Bill and son James Thomas, now farm the Estate.

A lot has changed but some things have stayed the same.

An opportunity to visit Longbeach Estate has been arranged by Simon Eddington

The personalized farm tour is taken by Simon. Simon has been involved in the agriculture industry for 35 years, farming in Marlborough, livestock buying and marketing lamb overseas for a New Zealand meat company. With Simon’s broad knowledge of New Zealand farming systems you will find this tour informative, interactive, and interesting.

The farm tour will take three hours and will include

  • Historic Buildings dating back to the pioneering days of the 1860s
  • Dairy farming system
  • Grain and seed production
  • Veal and prime lamb finishing
  • 17 acres of private garden and Chapel.
  • Touring the historic Cookshop
  • Beautiful Coastal views

 

The paddock to plate farm tour concludes with a tasting of  veal from Longbeach Estate, lamb racks, beef and locally produced products ( where possible ) complimented by a glass of New Zealand wine at Revive on Oakview

Price
$250.00/ 1-2 people
$450.00/ 3-4 people

 

Longbeach Estate is a closed property and forward bookings are essential and must be booked through Revive On Oakview.

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